Tasmania closer to allowing removal of gender from birth certificates – Alltransinfo

Tasmania closer to allowing removal of gender from birth certificates

Transgender rights reforms allowing Tasmanian parents to choose whether to include their baby’s gender on a birth certificate has moved a step closer to becoming law after a Labor and Greens bill passed the state’s lower house.

The changes were passed on Tuesday night by the casting vote of Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey, who voted against her party.

The bill, which also allows people over 16 to change the gender on their birth certificate by filling out a statutory declaration, was welcomed by the activist group Transforming Tasmania.

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/nov/21/tasmania-closer-to-allowing-removal-of-gender-from-birth-certificates

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